Note:  To use Mathematica with the license server, an Ethernet or wireless connection using Eduroam is needed. For off-campus use, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is required.]

For Macs:

  1. Double-click on the Mathematica dmg file located in the Mathematica folder to start the download

  2. Drag the Mathematica application into the Applications folder

  3. Double-click the Extras package to install

  4. Mathematica should now be in your Applications folder, double-click on it to open it.

  5. Select “Other ways to activate”

  6. Connect to a network license server

  7. Enter the license server name:

  8. Click Activate button

For Windows:

  1. Download the Mathematica zip file located in the Mathematica folder

  2. Go to your Downloads folder and right-click on the Mathematica file you just downloaded

  3. Click on Extract All. Your files will be extracted to your Downloads folder.

  4. Make sure the “Show extracted files when complete” box is checked

  5. Click Extract

  6. A new window will open, click on the setup application file

  7. Click Run, then continue to click through the “Next” buttons until the setup is ready to install.

  8. Click “Install”

  9. Click Finish

  10. A window will pop up asking for the Activation Key, click on the “Other ways to activate” box.

  11. Select “Connect to a network license”

  12. Enter “” for the server name and click Activate button


Note: Requires a network connection, but after that you do not need to be online to use Mathematica

Installation guide:

Download Mathematica:

Mathematica can be downloaded from  If you have not yet created a Wolfram account as described in the next section (Activate), create that account now; you will then be able to download Mathematica through that account.



Initial activation requires a network connection, but after that you do not need to be online to use Mathematica.